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Iraq records 7,972 new coronavirus cases: ministry

Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Wednesday (April 14) it recorded 7,979 new coronavirus infections and 40 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Iraq records 8,179 new coronavirus cases: ministry

Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Tuesday (April 13) it recorded 8,179 new coronavirus infections and 39 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Six ISIS militants arrested in Nineveh governorate

The Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) said on Tuesday (April 13) that its forces arrested a “terrorist” cell consisting of six Islamic State (ISIS) militants who were planning operations against secur


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Babil governor arrested on corruption charges

Babil Governor Hassan Mandil al-Sariawi was arrested by the security forces on Tuesday (April 13) on corruption charges, according to a security source.


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Ramadan breeds dread in crisis-hit Iraq

Faced with sharp price rises, a decline in the buying power of the dinar and rising unemployment, Iraqis enter the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan with a feeling of dread.


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Iraqi President Salih signs proclamation authorizing October election

Iraqi President Barham Salih signed a proclamation on Monday (April 12) authorizing early elections on October 10.


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Iraq records 7,953 new coronavirus cases: ministry

Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Monday (April 12) it recorded 7,953 new coronavirus infections and 44 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Iraq records 6,791 new coronavirus cases: ministry

Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Sunday (April 11) it recorded 6,791 new coronavirus infections and 35 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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KDP and PUK should meet about Kirkuk, says former KDP MP

Former Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) lawmaker Shakhawan Abdula told NRT’s Tawtwe interview program on Sunday (April 10) that the KDP and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) should hold a meeting


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Iraq records 6,779 new coronavirus cases: ministry

Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Saturday (April 10) it recorded 6,779 new coronavirus infections and 37 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Iraq toughens Covid policies ahead of Ramadan as cases surge

Iraqi authorities Friday (April 9) locked down entire neighborhoods in Baghdad and said it would shut down shops employing people who have not been vaccinated, as it grapples with its highest coronavi


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Nearly 8,000 new coronavirus cases recorded in Iraq: ministry

Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Friday (April 9) it recorded 7,937 new coronavirus infections and 35 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Iraq’s Ministry of Health calls on airlines not to issue tickets to unvaccinated citizens

Iraq’s Ministry of Health and Environment on Friday (April 9) called on airline offices not to issue tickets to any citizens unless they are vaccinated and show their vaccination cards.


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Iraqi government has taken good steps to prevent attacks on Green Zone: US ambassador to Iraq

US Ambassador to Iraq Matthew Tueller said on Thursday (April 9) that the Iraqi government has taken good steps to prevent a recurrence of attacks on the Green Zone, where the American and other forei


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Iraqi youth see little hope 18 years after Saddam's fall

Eighteen years ago Saddam Hussein's brutal rule came to an end, but the prospects for young Iraqis who never witnessed his dictatorship remain blighted by insecurity, rampant corruption and joblessnes


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Iraq passes 900,000 officially recorded coronavirus cases: ministry

Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Thursday (April 8) it recorded 7,817 new coronavirus infections and 34 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Iraqi President Barham Salih signs budget law for 2021

Iraqi President Barham Salih signed the Federal Budget Law for 2021 on Thursday (April 8), according to a statement issued by his office.


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US pledges Iraq troop withdrawal but without timeline

The United States committed Wednesday (April 8) to move all remaining combat forces from Iraq, although the two sides did not set a timeline in what would be the second withdrawal since the 2003 invas


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US agrees to move 'remaining combat troops' from Iraq

The United States agreed in talks Wednesday (April 7) with Iraq to remove all remaining combat forces deployed to fight Islamic State extremists, although US forces will still provide training.


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Iraqi engagement with US, allies upsets pro-Iranians

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi faces daily pressure from pro-Iranian groups at home, but that has not stopped him from reaching out to Tehran's enemies on Wednesday (April 7).


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